I’ve noticed ever since the revamp around 6 months ago that approx half of the email alerts do not contain the aircraft type. There doesn’t seem to be any pattern to whether it’s a filed fpl, a dept msg or an arr msg, it can happen on any.
I have been checking FA site itself to see if the crew haven’t filed acft type on the fpl but in all cases the acft type shows when looking up the flight directly, so why is it being removed from the emails?
Prime example is BOE55 which has just filed out of PAE. Acft shows as B773 on this site, but no acft type mentioned in the email received (acft type would normally go in brackets after the callsign) :
BOE55 has just filed a flight plan. It is scheduled to depart from Snohomish County (KPAE) at 18:00 GMT heading for Snohomish County (KPAE) for an estimated arrival at 19:44 GMT.
Expected route: SEA J523 TOU ONP WATTR WEBVE
For more information visit flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE55
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